Due to a large number of request over the last few months, I have decided to put up this tutorial on how I create the eyes that I do on my paintings. I consider the eyes to be the single most important feature and if you can get them right, you will be well on the way to creating a beautiful portrait. This is the way I do the eyes and other artist will have their own ways of doing things. I find this works for me and I really hope this works for you.
If you want to see an example of how would fit in to a full portrait, then please take a look below plus my nose, mouth, hair and ear tutorial
Thanks for taking the time to take a look If you have time please leave a comment, fav it or add me to your Watch list
Thanks so much for this tutorial. I'm totally beginner, so result not bowled over. But but I'm still learning. I have to work on drawing the eyelashes. Have you maybe got any tips for me? My result: patriciakumor.deviantart.com/a…
I have a bunch of your tutorials in my favourites folder, they all look really useful. I appreciated the lack of explanation next to each step, because it allowed me to focus on observing each picture to work out what you'd done in each one to move the painting forwards, and let me try out different ways of achieving the same thing without worrying I wasn't using the right tool set to the right size or whatever. Explanations can be very useful for some things, but for this I found the simple approach far better
Thanks for your great comment A whole portrait usually takes me around 6 - 9 hours depending on how realistic I want to make it. A pair of eyes around 45 - 60 minutes. I love painting the eyes, it doesn't matter to me how long it takes as for me, once the eyes are right, the rest of the painting will follow. Most importantly, don't rush your paintings, enjoy just doing them. I hope this helps